Vylisa A Well, I finally have this under my belt! Felt great throughout apart from the fact, I'm so stubborn I had the treadmill at 10/11 for most of it and I started to feel a stitch and had to slow down on the final km. With @mspieth and @babygirl93086 :0)
Running a 5k is an excellent goal for new runners, and a great entry point distance into what can seem like a daunting sport. The 5k (3.1 miles) is the perfect distance for first-timers - and is a great milestone for any runner to have achieved. Start increasing the amount of time you're running for, building up to the full distance. Good luck!
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“After injuring my lower back in a rowing copetition 3 months ago i have not been able to jog or run. So today I complete my first 5km jog since the injury and after a good foam rolling session, the back is feeling good.”
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Tracey V Technically it will be my second, but as the only other was around ten years ago I'm going to treat it as my first, hoping for this saturday or the one after (at a park run)
Claire Michelle H Well just run 5k. Oh my god took me ages 46 mins. Walk, run, walk, run so not too bad I guess. My new challenge maybe??? Improve that time :)
Stephen C Good morning - a suggestion for those looking for an event to complete their 5K - and it's free!! TS Community simultaneous 5K Run or Walk 6pm GMT November 17th
Lolo J I recently took part in the Electric Run in Washington D.C. It was my first ever 5K and my 15 year old son did it with me. Now I want to do another one!
Angelica D Did it today in 41 minutes. In the 40 Anniversary from the University I attend to, It was great and I'll give it a try next year. For better PB's.
Mirja E Achieved this today :) First planned to just finish my 21 min run, then thought, I'll just get to 3K and then thought to see how far it goes :D Got to 5,65km in the end. Could've gone further but ran out of road, lol :D
Claire Michelle H encouraged this.
Megan D I'm going to sign up for the local Fall Foliage Race, which is in October, as soon as I have the money for the entry fee. I haven't ran in a couple of years, so this will be a good way back into something that I like to do for me.
Joel B Did the "Three, 2, 1, GO!" race today in Montreal; that was great! It was a bit harder running on asphalt instead of cross country, but very fun!
Karen F encouraged this.
Alex U Logged as a training session. Not really a big fan of running but managed 5km in 32:48 which is a big PB for me.
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!